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This week's walkout in Singapore by dozens of mainland Chinese bus drivers over disparities in pay would have been considered small, calm and short-lived in almost any other nation.

At least 100 Chinese bus drivers in Singapore refused to go to work on Monday to protest against changes to their employment terms, media said, in a rare show of defiance in a city-state where industrial action is almost unheard of.

Prominent Singapore opposition leader Chee Soon Juan has been discharged from bankruptcy, the government said Wednesday, after an unprecedented concession by two former prime ministers to whom he owed about US$408,000.

Singapore will no longer publish the names of top scorers in national student examinations to reduce academic pressure on children, but the move has drawn mixed reactions, press reports said Wednesday.

A Singaporean taxi driver has been heralded as a hero after he returned SG$1.1 million (US$900,000) in cash to a vacationing Thai couple who left the money in his cab.
Singapore cabbie returns US$900,000 to passengers


A 32-year-old female Singaporean teacher was sentenced to a year in jail on Monday for having sex with a 15-year-old boy in her school, local media reported.

Singapore's state-linked labor movement on Monday sacked a senior executive after she posted expletive-laden and racially charged comments on Facebook that caused outrage in the city-state.

A key state witness on Thursday gave a graphic account of intimate relations with a former Singapore police official accused of demanding sex for help in winning government supply contracts.

Singapore's leader has vowed to punish corrupt officials, no matter how senior, following several high-profile cases including three sex-for-favor scandals that have embarrassed a nation widely praised for its integrity.
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Singapore on Thursday gave a VIP welcome to a pair of giant pandas loaned by China for 10 years to mark two decades of close diplomatic relations.
Singapore gives VIP welcome to pair of giant pandas from China

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